A Children’s Manifesto for Change

Alison Lloyd Williams recently presented a paper ‘The Flood Project: a Children’s Manifesto for Change’ at the conference Children and Young People in a Changing World: Action, Agency and Participation held at Liverpool Hope University on 23-24 June 2016.

The event was attended by a diverse range of colleagues including academics and practitioners working with children and young people in a variety of settings. Alison said “there were some fascinating and thought-provoking presentations which explored key questions about children’s citizenship and agency, intergenerational perspectives and how children and young people take part in research”. Alison’s presentation was part of the themed section ‘individual and collective agency and political participation’. Her paper focused on the creative methods that we used with the children in the Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience project, both during the research workshops and to speak to stakeholders about the findings. Delegates responded positively to our project and there was a particular interest in the way that the children’s voices were impacting on policy and practice.

Flood project participant chatting with the Mayor